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Zika Mosquitoes' Habits May Foil U.S. Elimination Efforts

Health experts are bracing for Zika virus to spread to the United States by April or May, borne by a mosquito that craves human blood, feeds during the day and lives under beds and inside closets.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Chinese Year of the Monkey: New Start for Better Lifestyle Habits

As Chinese communities around the world celebrate the start of the Year of the Monkey, a charity advises a thoughtful approach to minimize risk of overweight/obesity and type 2 diabetes in this ethnic group.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Frontotemporal Dementia Linked to Abnormal Eating

A new study shows clearly that patients with behavioral variant FTD excessively overeat, particularly sweet foods, while those with semantic dementia have very rigid eating habits.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Feedback to GPs reduces antibiotic prescribing, study finds

Sending a letter to GPs in England who have above average antibiotic prescribing rates to give feedback on their prescribing habits reduced their antibiotic prescribing by an average of just over 3% in six months, a nationwide randomised trial shows.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Test Your Knowledge of Challenging Cases in Eating Disorders CME/CE

: Eating disorders are often overlooked. Are you asking your patients about their eating habits?  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Smokers Warned of Amputation Risk

Smokers are being warned that they are at higher risk of amputation because the habit can cause a vascular disease.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Can healthy people benefit from health apps?

Some apps have the potential to encourage healthier habits and are accessible to most people, writes Iltifat Husain, but Des Spence notes the lack of any evidence of effectiveness and the potential for encouraging unnecessary anxiety  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot.  
observer.com
about 4 years ago
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Nail Biting: A Habit or a Disease?

Parents and patients may worry about nail biting, but should they?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Healthy Habits in Midlife May Ward Off Cognitive Decline

In a longitudinal cohort study that followed women for 20 years, physical activity, normal blood pressure, and good HDL cholesterol were associated with improved verbal memory.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Prescription Habits Predict Compliance With Breast Cancer Pills

The likelihood that a woman will take pills to keep her breast cancer from coming back is higher if she tended to consistently take medications as directed in the past, a new study found.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago